UnknownGary Greenberg is Secretary of E&FA’s Board. He is one of a growing number of artists who creatively combines art with science. As a photographer and filmmaker, he united his artistic skills with a love for science. Coupling his cameras to microscopes he began to explore the microscopic fabric of nature. At 33, he moved from Los Angeles to London, to earn a Ph.D. in biomedical research from University College. Dr. Greenberg was an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California during the 1980’s, until he co-founded Edge Scientific Instrument Corporation in the 1990’s, which developed research microscopes for University and Industry scientists. He is a prolific inventor with 17 patents for high-definition three-dimensional light microscopes. Since 2001, Greenberg has been using these microscopes to create dramatic landscapes of worlds beyond our everyday perception – worlds where reality is seen as abstract form and color, motion and texture.  Greenberg focuses his microscope on ubiquitous objects like grains of sand, flowers and food – things we see and hold on a daily basis. These everyday objects take on a new reality when magnified hundreds of times, revealing fresh and unexpected aspect of nature. Food is luscious looking, and visually intriguing. It is surprising how exquisite and unique each individual sand grain is when observed in all its wonderful detail. As we walk along a beach, we are treading on millions of years of biological and geological history. The microscopic workings of the world around us are ripe with beautiful images waiting to be seen. Greenberg believes that art is a window through which we can experience and appreciate the miracles of nature.

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